Preventing Sexual Harassment Claims In The Workplace

Law360, New York (April 4, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Employers are increasingly wary of sexual harassment issues in the workplace, and the enormous liabilities they can create. However, given the nature of normal employee interaction, many employers find it difficult to identify behavior that could lead to a violation of another employee’s rights before it is too late.

At what point does professional friendship become innocent (legal) flirtation and when does it turn into (illegal) sexual harassment?

In the absence of specific behavioral guidelines for every employee interaction, employers need to have a clear understanding...
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